Cervical Cancer Knowledge And Risk Behaviors Among Students Of University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Cervical cancer is a global public health problem that has claimed the lives of several women. However, information on level of knowledge about the disease and the behaviors that predisposes to the infection is scarce especially among tertiary female students in south-south Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to assess cervical cancer knowledge, elicit the types of risk behaviors practiced among the students and to give recommendations based on findings. Descriptive comparative studies were employed and a systematic sampling technique was used to select 330 female students. Data was collected using a validated structured questionnaire based on the objectives with reference to Literature reviews. Our findings recorded a poor knowledge level (50.91%). Also a positive outcome of association was seen among students in level 300 and 400 concerning consumption of birth control pills.In a setting where cervical cancer knowledge and behavioral practices of the disease is poor, it is necessary that health officials and school authorities include cervical cancer screening as part of preschool admission examination. Formation of cervical cancer clubs also will be an added advantage. Nevertheless, there is need to improve cervical cancer knowledge through education. Also Government and NGOs to formulate policies to strengthen cervical cancer knowledge and advocacy of cervical cancer and risk behaviors through the media and social networks will be very helpful. 

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APA

GBORIENEOMIE, M (2021). Cervical Cancer Knowledge And Risk Behaviors Among Students Of University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/cervical-cancer-knowledge-and-risk-behaviors-among-students-of-university-of-port-harcourt-nigeria-1

MLA 8th

GBORIENEOMIE, MAC-FIBERESIMA "Cervical Cancer Knowledge And Risk Behaviors Among Students Of University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 26 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/cervical-cancer-knowledge-and-risk-behaviors-among-students-of-university-of-port-harcourt-nigeria-1. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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GBORIENEOMIE, MAC-FIBERESIMA . "Cervical Cancer Knowledge And Risk Behaviors Among Students Of University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 26 May. 2021. Web. 25 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/cervical-cancer-knowledge-and-risk-behaviors-among-students-of-university-of-port-harcourt-nigeria-1 >.

Chicago

GBORIENEOMIE, MAC-FIBERESIMA . "Cervical Cancer Knowledge And Risk Behaviors Among Students Of University Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/cervical-cancer-knowledge-and-risk-behaviors-among-students-of-university-of-port-harcourt-nigeria-1